Last June, while camping in a campground not far from our prairie home, and rising early to go fishing, I spotted a nest of three owlets in a larch tree. The nest was not very high up in the tree! The photos are of the eldest owlet. The other two sibling simply snuggled and snoozed, but this brave one curiously posed as its mother cautiously kept a protective watch in the cottonwood trees behind me. The surrounding area below the larch told an interesting story. There were many downy feathers and duck heads on the ground. There was even meat hanging from a branch, creepy eh?
I wonder if there will be new owlets this year? I am going to go to the lake this weekend and find out!
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The photographs are"soul property" of Renee Dowling.
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